Albert Ching

Managing Editor
Los Angeles, CA
Tempe, AZ

Hello! I'm Albert Ching, managing editor at CBR. I've been writing about comic books professionally in one form or another since 2006 and thoroughly unprofessionally for about a decade before that. In my journalism career, I've also written about music, TV, movies, visual art, opera, modern dance, pro wrestling and frisbee. I'm a semi-frequent contributor to The Atlantic, and once appeared on a Canadian radio show as a "Dancing with the Stars" expert. One time I interviewed Newt Gingrich at a Barnes and Noble.

I'm originally from Tempe, Arizona, but was lured out to Southern California after repeated viewings of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." By the time I figured out that most of what passed for San Dimas was actually filmed a few miles away from my parents' home in AZ, it was already too late.

FIRST COMIC: The first series I actively pursued every issue of was Archie's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" book, which was considerably more bonkers than the cartoon in all the right ways (Cudley the Cowlick?).


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German "Amazing Spider-Man 2" Trailer Reveals New Footage

Fri, December 13th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

A German-language trailer for next spring's "Amazing Spider-Man 2" features previously unseen footage, including more Gwen Stacy and Aunt May.

Marvel Dubs September 2014's "Wolverine" #12 a "Landmark," "Game-Changing" Issue

Fri, December 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

An "exchangeability" program offered by Marvel to retailers reveal early details of what's billed as a major issue coming in September 2014.

Pro Wrestling Legend Mick Foley Returns to Comics with "WWE Superstars"

Thu, December 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley discusses his latest writing venture - comic that transports current wrestling stars to a crime noir "alternate universe."

"Arrow" Creative Team Deconstruct the Flash-Filled Midseason Finale

Thu, December 12th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

With the two-episode introduction of Barry Allen wrapped, "Arrow" staff, including Geoff Johns, discuss the show's latest developments.

Morrell Says Marvel Published "Terrible Version" of His Spider-Man Story (UPDATED)

Wed, December 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Rambo" creator David Morrell took to Facebook to express disappointment with the published version of his "Amazing Spider-Man" #700.2 story. UPDATED with new comments from Morrell.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Jae Lee Returns to "Batman/Superman" for "First Contact"

Wed, December 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jae Lee is back on "Batman/Superman" for the "First Contact" crossover with "Worlds' Finest." CBR has an exclusive first look.

"Tron" Writer Joins Adaptation of Bendis Graphic Novel "Fire"

Tue, December 10th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Jesse Wigutow, Disney's "Tron: Legacy" sequel writer, is reportedly on board to script the adaptation of early Brian Michael Bendis work "Fire."

Will Pfeifer Takes Over "Red Hood and the Outlaws" From James Tynion

Tue, December 10th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With James Tynion IV focused on "Batman Eternal," former "Catwoman" scribe Will Pfeifer returns to DC Comics on "Red Hood and the Outlaws."

"Game of Thrones" Actor Reportedly in Negotiations to Join Batman-Superman Film

Mon, December 9th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

In the latest "Man of Steel" sequel news, "Conan the Barbarian" actor Jason Momoa is reportedly in talks to join the film in an unknown role.

"Agents of SHIELD" EP Says Upcoming Episodes are "More in the Marvel Direction"

Mon, December 9th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

On midseason finale eve, "Agents of SHIELD" executive producer Jeffrey Bell tells CBR News fans will feel more of a Marvel influence on the show.

Disney Gains Rights to Future "Indiana Jones" Movies

Fri, December 6th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Disney now has full control over any potential future Indiana Jones movies, while Paramount retains distribution rights to the first four.

Drew Goddard Official for "Daredevil" Netflix Series

Fri, December 6th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Confirming earlier reports, Drew Goddard is officially on board to serve as showrunner of Netflix's 13-episode "Daredevil" series.

Singer Says "X-Men: Apocalypse" Is Coming in 2016

Thu, December 5th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The "X-Men: Days of Future Past" director took to Twitter on Thursday to announce "X-Men: Apocalypse," planned for May 27, 2016.

Malekith Seeks the "Rings of the Mandarin" in Gillen's "Iron Man"

Thu, December 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CBR talks to Kieron Gillen about March's "Iron Man" storyline, which finds Tony Stark once again in unfamiliar territory as "Thor" villain Malekith attacks.

Peyton Reed On Board to Direct "The Fifth Beatle" Film Adaptation

Wed, December 4th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Director Peyton Reed is attached to the film adaptation of Vivek Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker's graphic novel "The Fifth Beatle."

Bunn & Walta Are "Infamous" at Marvel in March

Wed, December 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Another All-New Marvel NOW! teaser has surfaced, this time promoting something "infamous" from Cullen Bunn and Gabriel Hernández Walta.

"Fast & Furious" Actress Gal Gadot Cast as Wonder Woman in "Man of Steel" Sequel

Wed, December 4th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The film commonly referred to as "Batman vs. Superman" has added Wonder Woman, to be played by "Fast & Furious" actress Gal Gadot.

Marvel to Give Away Free Digital Collections with Select Print Single Issues

Wed, December 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

As part of the All-New Marvel NOW! initiative, select print issues will include a download code for a previous digital collection of that series.

"Arrow" Team Calls Grant Gustin "The Perfect Flash"

Wed, December 4th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Grant Gustin, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg discuss Barry Allen's "Arrow" debut, and address Nightwing speculation.

WATCH: Barry Allen Meets Felicity in New "Arrow" Clip

Tue, December 3rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Grant Gustin debuts as Barry Allen -- better known as The Flash -- on this week's "Arrow," and quizzes Felicity about "the vigilante."